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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1525 on: July 03, 2011, 09:04:23 AM »
neither of the above posts is true.


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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1526 on: July 03, 2011, 09:08:33 AM »
 :metoo: Like I said, been diabetic for 20 odd years and most of the sugar free stuff contains it and I haven't died yet  :shrug:
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1527 on: July 03, 2011, 09:12:33 AM »
Well, whatever the case, I'm not going near it. I try to steer clear of as many artificial additives as I can in my foods.

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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1528 on: July 03, 2011, 05:38:04 PM »
neither of the above posts is true.



Proof?  I haven't found any, either way.
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1530 on: July 03, 2011, 11:36:32 PM »
One mild word of caution with aspartame though, it is a laxative if taken in large quantites.
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1531 on: July 16, 2011, 01:50:30 AM »
Not so much p****** me off, but driving me insane, the fact that my entire hobby room is in boxes in the basement/crawl space.  Still.  I still have to put a floor back in there and finish it, paint the ceiling and walls and put some kind of mouldings in.  Then I can move back in there.  Then I imagine I'll hit a creative block and go a different kind of insane. :blink:
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1532 on: July 20, 2011, 01:16:03 PM »
Being told by the letting agency that if problems that the landlord was suppose to be fixing aren't fixed in a week then we could be kicked out of the property.

Suffice to say, they'll be getting told where to stick it fairly soon.

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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1533 on: July 20, 2011, 03:11:03 PM »
Being told by the letting agency that if problems that the landlord was suppose to be fixing aren't fixed in a week then we could be kicked out of the property.

Suffice to say, they'll be getting told where to stick it fairly soon.

why r they kicking u out for things the landlord hasnt done?  if it is a safety/health  issues u can refuse to leave, get them fixed privately and then invoice the landlord.  at the end of the day the agency only manage the property, they do what the landlord tells them.  if they decide the landlord isnt co-operating with things that he /she is legally liable for they can refuse to manage the property for the landlord but cant evict you, your contract isnt with the agency but with the landlord
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« Reply #1534 on: July 20, 2011, 06:59:32 PM »
Basically when we moved in, from day one we had damp. We tried to get hold of the agency a dozen times until it got to the point where they told us that the landlord would deal with it themselves. There now annoyed because we essentially stopped dealing with them at all, even though we offered to fix things ourselves (he wallpapered over dripping wet walls, so it looks a state but he said he'd fix it. We've left it, so now its an issue).

The garden was a mess, so I've spent the past hour chopping it to bits, and the wall paper will cost less then 20 to fix so its not a massive job - I think its more a scare tactic combined with a knee jerk reaction to be honest buts its annoyed us enough to be looking else where given that its fairly bare bones, isn't well insulated (the boiler is crap), and we can't do anything what so ever with it.

The big problem is we've been trying to get it sorted, and we offered to do it. Meh.

Sams found some lovely houses though so not all bad.

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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1535 on: July 20, 2011, 08:43:16 PM »
Almost sounds to me as if the landlord is trying to get you to leave - maybe he wants to sell the property and it is easier without a sitting tennant ?  :shrug:
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1536 on: July 20, 2011, 09:09:22 PM »
Basically when we moved in, from day one we had damp.

Sounds like penetrating damp, need to go back to the brick, inject a special treatment then skim over again with plaster.  Not the sort if stuff you want to be living with...messy, noisy and a week or so to dry out before you can paint it.

Your landlord needs to give you something like 2 weeks notice to leave if he terminates the contract.  It sounds like an unhealthy place to live anyway.   Just move out to somewhere less crap  :shrug:

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« Reply #1537 on: July 21, 2011, 12:16:07 AM »
DRAGON - I wouldn't be surprised and given the recession, it might be better for them to just sell the property.

GI6ERS - They put in a vent thing which cleared it up within a few days, but give it a few months when winter kicks in again and I reckon it'll be back with a vengeance. The current plan is to move - should be just in time for sky to finally sort out our landline which will be nice.

We have to give two months notice and so do they, and we've put in requests for some viewings so hopefully we'll be moved before the holiday in November. It'll be tight but Sams due a pay rise (fourth time) and the holiday can always be a lazy week with vodka on the beach so it should all be fine.

Its actually been a good thing. I've been on autopilot since Christmas really, plodding from one crisis to another, leaving stuff to plod along. It was a much needed kick up the rear.

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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1538 on: July 27, 2011, 05:08:09 PM »
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1539 on: July 27, 2011, 06:36:57 PM »
Discovered a very important part of my bike stand is missing so now I have to use the side stand till the 50 part arrives.  :tantrum:

And when I say missing I mean probably somewhere down the A38 duel carriageway.
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1540 on: August 06, 2011, 11:30:34 AM »
I bought some video classes from an art site.  When I paid, I was given a message that the download page would expire after 13 days or after an unspecified number of downloads, but that I could request more downloads if that happened.
I had over a dozen files to download, average size almost half a gigabyte.  That was daunting enough to my eyes, and a real scatty broadband connection didn't help matters.  Sometimes it'd go at almost 400kb/s and pull files down like ripe fruit.  Or it'd go at 30kb/s and take all night to download one file.  Took me from last Saturday to Monday morning to download half the files, over a handful of sessions.
On Monday evening, I found out that the download limit was actually a download page access limit.  It wouldn't let me get the rest of my files, and offered me a form to request more downloads. Bit annoying but fair enough, I thought.  Almost a week, three requests, and a forum query later, I've had no kind of response at all.

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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1541 on: August 08, 2011, 11:01:21 PM »
wouldn't have thought their customer service was that bad. maybe they just had far too many people taking advantage of the sale (c......art - i guess that's what you're talking about)?
still, even an automated response would've been more polite than no reaction at all.
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1542 on: August 08, 2011, 11:20:24 PM »
Thing that pisses me off - police not being allowed to just shoot rioters.

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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1543 on: August 09, 2011, 09:51:25 AM »
I am p****d off about the number of people I know making posts about the rioters, saying things like 'send them home', 'they're not from here' and 'most of them are immigrants'...

...you quickly find out how many racists you know through the power of face book  :evil:.

I'd also suggest that shooting the rioters would just be behaving as badly as them  :spank:

My thoughts would be military cordon, water cannon with dye in the water to mark the culprits and a round up by police.  Get the courts in action to provide quick turn-around on the rioters (less than an hour) and get the little wotsits on the streets (with their own reservist/territorial escort) cleaning up the mess they have caused and facing up to all the innocent people they have made into victims of their mob violence.
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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1544 on: August 09, 2011, 09:59:04 AM »
I really don't understand mob mentality ...and those gits who just take advantage of a bad situation...

Things that piss me off?

Insurance companies... So they have a standard clause (apparently) for travel insurance that goes something like: if you know of something that might mean your trip could be affected or cancelled then you are not covered for that thing.

So then a volcanic eruption that began on the 4th of June counts as a known risk and therefore anyone travelling to that part of the world with travel insurance (that booked their trip or took out insurance after that date) is not covered if their flights are delayed or cancelled due to the ash cloud from that particular volcano.

Great! ...Flights have virtually returned to normal now but the Puyehue - Cordon Caulle rift is still erupting at a lower level. It could go back to dormancy or it could continue to erupt at a low level with no effect on flights. On the other hand it could get a lot worse again at any time ...now, in the next few months or the next few years.

Problem is that the insurance companies won't give an end date for a particular 'event'. I would have assumed that, since things are almost back to normal now, a larger eruption that once again affects flights would be a new 'event' and we should be covered. Apparently not the case.

What does all this mean? It means that I'm probably not going to Antarctica in November and I lose a $3000 deposit. The only alternative is to travel without insurance for volcanic ash clouds from that volcano which could stop us from reaching Ushuaia on the day we need to get on the ship. If that happened then our loss would be closer to $30000. That's a risk I can't take.

This doesn't just affect all Antarctic trips for the summer season, but also all Patagonian trips and could also affect any trip to the southern half of South America (Buenos Aires and everything south). A major and hidden problem for the travel industry.

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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1545 on: August 09, 2011, 12:49:52 PM »
wouldn't have thought their customer service was that bad. maybe they just had far too many people taking advantage of the sale (c......art - i guess that's what you're talking about)?
still, even an automated response would've been more polite than no reaction at all.

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Re: things that really p** you off
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« Reply #1547 on: August 09, 2011, 03:43:20 PM »
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« Reply #1548 on: August 09, 2011, 04:12:28 PM »

And when I say missing I mean probably somewhere down the A38 duel carriageway.

My dad managed to lose a top box and pannier last month in the same way. He still doesn't know how he didn't notice.

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Re: things that really p** you off
« Reply #1549 on: August 11, 2011, 08:22:51 AM »

And when I say missing I mean probably somewhere down the A38 duel carriageway.

My dad managed to lose a top box and pannier last month in the same way. He still doesn't know how he didn't notice.

A top box and a pannier,  :jawdrop: I'm impressed he managed to stay upright having had a huge amount of weight disappear off the back of the bike.
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